Children’s Museum of New Hampshire
Contact: Neva Cole, Communications Director
6 Washington Street
Dover, NH 03820
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
5K Road Race Benefit for Children’s Museum of New Hampshire
(Dover, NH – April 23, 2018)
– Downtown Dover, NH will be “overrun” with runners and walkers on the morning of Saturday, May 5th from 9-11am for the Children’s Museum of New Hampshire’s 5K Road Race/Walk and Kid-venture Course. This race is the first race in the Seacoast Road Race Series and proceeds from all races in the series benefit non-profits like the Children’s Museum.
There are now two ways to complete the 2018 Seacoast Road Race Series. The first traditional way is to complete 6 of the 8 races, including 2 races longer than a 5k, to earn the 2018 Seacoast Series jacket. The second, new way is to complete 4 of the 8 races, including 1 race longer than a 5k, to earn the 2018 Seacoast Series long-sleeve technical shirt.
The Museum’s certified 5k course, open to runners as well as walkers of all ages, leads participants through downtown Dover, NH. The Kid-venture Course, beginning after the 5k ends, is a series of silly challenges set-up in Henry Law Park and open to ages 1 to 12.
“As the first race in the Seacoast Series, the Children’s Museum 5K is the unofficial start of the summer racing season,” said race participant Jay Diener. “The course is a bit hilly, and yet it is almost always one of my fastest races early in the season. I’d describe it as deceptively fast. It’s a great race in which to set a benchmark time for the races ahead.”
The 5K event is known for its prizes and great food. This year, food will be provided by: Panera Bread (pastries and bagels); Harvey’s Bakery and Coffee Shop (pastries); Aroma Joes (hot coffee); Fruit Direct (oranges, bananas and apples); Hannaford Supermarkets (bottled water and granola bars); River Bend Steak & Cheese (sandwiches); LaFest Pizza (pizza); and Stonyfield (yogurt for the “Top Your Own Yogurt Bar”).
This year the race will be using LightBox, which will let runners see their results right after the race, regardless of if they registered that morning or earlier. They can look up their name on one of 6 iPads and even display their results on a large screen and pose in front of it for photos.
The 5K registration fee is $22 in advance and $25 on the day of the race. Walk-up registration for the 5K will be available in lower Henry Law Park on race day starting at 7:30am up until 15 minutes prior to the start of the 5k.
Children ages 12 and younger can participate in the Kid-venture Course, which takes place at 9:50am in Henry Law Park. All Kid-venture Course participants will receive a ribbon and t-shirt while supplies last. The entry fee for the Kid-venture Course is $8 in advance and $10 on race day.
To learn more or to register, visit www.childrens-museum.org/things-to-do/events/5k-road-race-fun-run
The museum thanks it’s 2018 5K Road Race sponsors including Sprague Operating Resources LLC, Berwick Academy, Willem Verweij & Associates Physical Therapy, Relyco, LaFesta Pizza, Hannaford Supermarkets, Weathervane Seafood Restaurant, Seacoast Spine and Sports Injuries Clinic, Atlantic Gymnastics, Bob’s Discount Furniture, Burns, Bryant, Cox Rockefeller & Durkin, P.A., Calling All Cargo Moving & Storage, Dover Honda, Formax, and Runner’s Alley New Hampshire.
About the Children’s Museum of New Hampshire
The not-for-profit Children’s Museum of New Hampshire is located at 6 Washington Street in Dover and offers two levels of hands-on, interactive exhibits for children from newborn to middle school. Children can explore a wide range of subjects, from dinosaurs, music and aeronautics to world cultures, art and natural history. Open year-round, the Silver LEED-certified museum specializes in creating memorable family learning experiences and works closely with schools, social service agencies and educators. The museum also hosts a variety of live performances, workshops, classes and special events for families. For more information, please call the museum at (603) 742-2002 or visit www.childrens-museum.org.